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Shigekazu Nagai, Hiroyuki Shiomi: Automatic control system. SMC Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, June 11, 2002: US06405099 (70 worldwide citation)


An automatic control system comprising a server offered by a service provider that stores control applets to control a particular control object device, a control device including a control object device and a computer device to control the control object device, and a network to connect the server ...


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Shigekazu Nagai, Yoshiharu Ito, Takashi Toyama: Vacuum-generating unit. SMC Kabushiki Kaisha, Paul A Guss, July 9, 2002: US06416295 (53 worldwide citation)


A first passage communicating with a compressed air supply port, a sixth passage communicating with a vacuum port, and an eighth passage communicating with an air discharge port for a solenoid-operated valve are arranged in parallel respectively. Further, a pressure fluid-supplying solenoid-operated ...


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Shigekazu Nagai, Shuuzou Sakurai, Tadasu Kawamoto: Suction pad. SMC Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, March 9, 1993: US05192070 (43 worldwide citation)


Disclosed herein is a suction pad for attracting and holding a work, which comprises a suction base coupled via a connector to a vacuum suction source, a suction skirt integrally provided in continuation with the base, and a vacuum chamber which is defined inside the suction pad and communicates wit ...


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Yoshihiro Fukano, Shoichi Makado, Takeshi Arakawa: Directional control valve and a valve assembly using directional control valves. SMC Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, October 31, 1995: US05462087 (38 worldwide citation)


A directional control valve and a valve assembly for incorporating a plurality of control valves is disclosed, in which use of a manifold base, subplates and the like is unnecessary and wherein durability is excellent. A supply port (P) for a pressurized fluid, output ports (A, B) and exhaust ports ...


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Chiaki Fukui, Shigeo Iinuma: Fluid pressure cylinder apparatus. SMC Kabushiki Kaisha, Sakagami Seisakusho, Paul A Guss, May 27, 2003: US06568313 (36 worldwide citation)


A fluid pressure cylinder apparatus comprises a cylinder tube integrally connected between a head cover and a rod cover; a piston internally installed in the cylinder tube, for making displacement in accordance with an action of a pressure fluid supplied into the cylinder tube; and a piston rod conn ...


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Katsuhiko Odajima, Kenichi Kurosawa: Suck back valve with sucking amount control mechanism. SMC Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, November 23, 1999: US05988524 (34 worldwide citation)


A suck back valve is equipped with a second valve by which a flow amount of a pressurized fluid, which is sucked by a third diaphragm, is electrically controlled based on an output of activation and deactivation signals from a main controller. The suck back valve further includes an encoder which de ...


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Kenji Waragai, Tsuneo Ishigaki: Gate valve. SMC Kabushiki Kaisha, Paul A Guss, October 9, 2001: US06299133 (34 worldwide citation)


A gate valve comprises a valve rod for making displacement in accordance with a driving action of a cylinder mechanism; a guide shaft for guiding the valve rod; a valve disk for opening/closing a passage in accordance with a displacement action of the valve rod; a rack connected to the valve rod, fo ...


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Fumio Morikawa: Signal input/output apparatus. SMC Kabushiki Kaisha, Paul A Guss, November 5, 2002: US06475036 (34 worldwide citation)


A signal input unit transmits detection signals derived from sensors such as switches, limit switches, or pressure switches to a programmable controller by means of serial transmission. A signal output unit transmits control signals from the programmable controller to control apparatuses such as sol ...


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Yoshimoto Taneya: Easy-connect-and-disconnect tube coupling. SMC Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, March 3, 1998: US05722696 (31 worldwide citation)


A tube coupling which allows a fluid tube to be easily connected to and disconnected therefrom includes a cylindrical coupling body, a chuck disposed in the coupling body and having engaging portions on its distal end for gripping a fluid tube inserted in the coupling body, a guide member for holdin ...


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Shigekazu Nagai, Akio Saitoh, Toru Sugiyama, Masahisa Hasegawa: Actuator and actuator arrangement. SMC Kabushiki Kaisha, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, August 29, 1995: US05445045 (31 worldwide citation)


Disclosed is an actuator having a frame in which a drive source and a slider displaced under the action of the drive source are held, and an actuator arrangement comprising a plurality of actuators connected to each other by connecting devices. A beam member, which constitutes the frame, has a conca ...



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